Riogordo, Málaga

Stylish Andalucian retreat surrounded by olive groves and almond trees. Casitas showcase a fiesta of glorious patterns, the food is superb


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


One of the hippest hotels to open in recent years, Fountainhead surveys Andalucía at its wildest – a mere 15 miles from Málaga. Sierra de Caramolos unfolds behind an unadulterated scene of olive groves and almond trees; the peace is incredible. A carob tree marks your entry onto the walled patio where a circular hole in the wall portals a covered walkway to your own casita, bordered by wild flowers and trim cacti. These four casitas – Indian, Sultan, Oriental, Arizona – have been conceived with zen-like lines that belie Helen’s fiesta of designer touches and glorious patterns. The fridge is packed full of goodies from manchego cheese to strawberries, while hot croissants and fresh bread are delivered to your door each morning. Architects by trade, your thoughtful hosts are keen on giving cosseted privacy, zealous about organics and your well-being. They now produce their own olive oil, vegetables, almonds and natural creams and soaps. Unsurprisingly, the food is excellent with staples of langoustine broth with lemon grass, and terrine of quail and chicken. Even the wheelbarrows are stylish.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Mid-November to mid-December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Dinner €35-€40. Wine from €12.


Nightly price
from €225
4 Suites for 2
From €225


This is a find! So much so that I'm almost reluctant to review it! Fabulous covers it nicely! From the peace & quiet to the spa treatments it amazing. Food in a league of its own coupled with the host Peter's knowledge of Spanish wine! We will return

Ianthe, Drymen

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